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Free2b Foods pulls off ‘difficult task’ of chocolate without dairy

US allergen-free candy firm Free2b Foods has appointed a General Mills veteran as its CEO as it goes dairy-free and expands into chocolate bars.

Free2b Foods plans Canada launch in 2017 and has introduced a chocolate bar range. Photo: Free2b Foods

Social media meltdown as Nestlé withdraws Toffee Deluxe from Quality Street

Nestlé has received a deluge of protests on social media after withdrawing Toffee Deluxe from its UK Quality Street collection, but denies the candy has gone for good.

Katjes International seeks more acquisitions as H1 sales rise

Katjes International is still in the market for acquisitions as it registers 9.3% net revenue growth in the first half of 2016.

Ulmer Schokoladen turns to Bosch to replace 20-year-old chocolate packaging line

Ulmer Schokoladen has partnered with Bosch Packaging Technology to modernize its Bag-in-Box chocolate line after 20 years.

Steviva receives Safe Quality Food certification

Stevia supplier Steviva has received Safe Quality Food (SQF) certification at its new headquarters based in Portland.

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The future of packaging knows no bounds, says CDP

There are some exciting opportunities ahead as the future of packaging knows no bounds, according to Cambridge Design Partnership (CDP), but how can manufacturers tap into this space while taking into consideration the high costs?

Ireland launches national obesity plan

The Irish government has launched an ambitious national obesity plan which proposes a sugary drinks tax, maximum portion sizes, marketing restrictions and reformulation targets - but the lack of funding to implement the policy has led to criticism from campaigners.

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